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In this political thriller, a moderate, charismatic Muslim television preacher in a largely conservative society, enjoys a lavish lifestyle buoyed by
the devotion of millions of followers who rely on him for hope and encouragement. But since his message deviates from traditional religious rhetoric, it focuses unwanted attention on him and his family. Before long, he is trapped in a complex web of conflict, his personal life unravels,
and he tries to find a way to make a dent in the climate of hypocrisy and fear. Deeply moving, and with welcome doses of humor, The Preacher boldly addresses the way politics manipulates religion for its own ends in the Arab world—and beyond.
2016. 130 m. NR. Egypt. Arabic with subtitles.